Social change: patterns of change, inevitability of change, factors and conditions of change, direction of change, planned change, perspectives on social change; Significance of culture in understanding social change: rise of popular culture; Modernity and relevant concepts: disenchantment, alienation, urbanization, industrialization, globalisation, development, revolution, social movements; India-sresponse to modernity, little and great tradition in India; Relations between planning and development: desired role of political leadership in economic reforms,role of culture in social development, reorganizing values for development; Postmodernism: technology and social change.
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